All four of our September-start projects are now under way and we're delighted to say that more may well be joining them over the next few months - watch this space for details! In the meantime, you can catch up with Shirley Primary's progress on their excellent blog, which includes photos of their first goes at set design. More photos to follow.
We are delighted to announce that we are starting four puppet projects this month: two at Shirley Community Primary in Cambridge, one at The Grove Primary in Cambridge and one at Wolvercote Primary in Oxford. We're hoping to take on more projects throughout the year, as well as offering holiday courses - stay tuned for more details soon!
300-odd puppets, 46 backdrops and 31 performances of 11 productions involving around 300 children later, the YPPT is finished for the 2016-17 academic year! Congratulations to all who took part in our projects, we think you all produced fantastic shows! Best of luck to all our Year Six pupils going on to secondary school in the autumn in particular.
After three weeks of rehearsals, the three classes at Churchfield are nearly ready to perform! Here are a few photos of yesterday's run-through of Oliver Twist.
The last two weeks have seen hugely successful performances at two of our schools this year, Houndsfield Primary in Edmonton, Enfield, and Bromet Primary in Oxhey, Watford. We've been amazed yet again at what the children have produced; congratulations all round! The hordes of proud parents and teachers said it all, really...
The 40 Year Six children involved in our project at Bromet Primary School, Oxhey, have been working very hard to finish their puppets, even continuing puppet sessions right through SATs week! They've done a great job, we're very much looking forward to their performances next week - here are a few of the characters.
The three classes at Houndsfield Primary School have all been working very hard this month preparing for their shows this week. Come along on Wednesday night to see A Midsummer Night's Dream, Thursday for Oliver Twist or Friday for Webs, Witches and the Spider Queen. This is the first time that these shows have been performed by the YPPT and the rehearsals are looking great - don't miss it!
This week saw the first YPPT performances of 2017, at The Orion Primary School in Edgware. The Y6 puppet group put on four great performances of their show Aladdin which were all very well-received by the audiences. Congratulations to all involved, and special thanks to Michelle McDonald for her supervision of the project.
With SATs out of the way, rehearsals are now under way for five shows at three schools. The Orion children will be performing Aladdin next week on Monday 22nd May at 5pm, so are in the final stages of rehearsals now. It's looking great and we hope to see you there! Meanwhile, Houndsfield Primary are still in the technical stages of rehearsal (no pun intended) with lighting programming and stage crew rehearsals this week. As far as we know, we're the only organisation teaching the difficult concept of DMX lighting programming in primary schools, but they've really taken to it and produced some great lighting designs so far!